LADY AT THE BAT: Does Teixeira Think Papelbon Is Better Than Rivera?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Does Teixeira Think Papelbon Is Better Than Rivera?

So Boston earned a split in the latest installment of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. After the game the Yankees had their usual postgame comments, some of which were complimentary to the Red Sox. I don't have a problem with that, but I was reading LoHud this evening and saw Mark Teixeira's comments. Something he said about Jonathan Papelbon threw me for a loop:

"...they have arguably the best eighth and ninth inning guys in baseball..."

What? Jonathan Papelbon is the best ninth inning guy in baseball? True he did say "arguably" but still, how can a member of the Yankees say something like that? Did Teixeira forget about Mariano Rivera? Or, does he not believe that Mariano Rivera is the best closer in baseball? Shocking.

Perhaps Teixeira was talking about the eighth and ninth inning combination of Bard and Papelbon. I hope so. If not, he needs to have his head examined.

1 comment:

lenNY's Yankees said...

I think you're right, Bernadette. I think Tex meant the combination of eighth and ninth inning guys.

I'd hope everyone on the Yankees would tell the media Mo is the best there is and ever was.